Their desire to be parents existed long before they ever met one another. God began the dreams of being called "Mom" and "Dad" throughout their upbringing and young adult lives. After enjoying two years of marriage, Jordan and Whitney were ready to begin their pursuit to become parents. After fourteen months of trying, Whitney sought out doctors to learn the cause of not being able to conceive. After twelve additional months of testing, Jordan and Whitney learned that they fell into a small percentage of couples who have "undiagnosed infertility". Seeking to overcome that diagnosis, they chose to have three IUIs (Intrauterine Insemination). Through the two and a half year wait, they sought to understand the heart of God and wrestled to accept that God was rewriting their best laid plans.
November 4th was a date that the couple will never forget. It was a cold, sunny Tuesday and Whitney was scheduled to see a doctor to learn if endometriosis could be a cause of their struggle to get pregnant. During that appointment, her doctor told her the only way she could conceive would be through IVF. Knowing this was not a path she felt called to, Whitney was brought to her knees in the middle of a downtown Atlanta parking garage. What Whitney thought was devastating news, was actually God birthing a beautiful desire and calling to adopt. You see, Whitney was the product of adoption. After losing her mom at age 5 and being separated from her father at age 10, Whitney was left as an "orphan" and taken in by her loving aunt and uncle. Through their extension of love and adoption, Whitney was rescued from the perils of life that otherwise could have happened. Adoption has always been in Jordan and Whitney's hearts, but felt it would come after natural born children....but God had other plans.
God gives "above and beyond all that we could ask or think". Part of "above and beyond" for Jordan and Whitney was getting to open their hearts, home, minds, and plans to adoption. All it took was one step of faith....signing papers. Just like that - Whitney conceived a baby that was growing in the womb of another mommy.
Jordan and Whitney are preparing for baby Van Matre through the use of an adoption consultant. Using an adoption consultant will enable the couple to become parents quickly upon completion of fundraising. This page is dedicated to rallying others around this family. We will post fundraising opportunities/updates, photos of the adoption journey, and updates from the couple along the way.
Be on the lookout for ways to financially support this couple as they live out forward faith.
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